Defense News: Indian AF Seeks 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers
NEW DELHI BAE Systems of the United Kingdom has been asked by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to supply 20 more Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers (AJTs) at a cost of about $500 million.
BAE Systems has received a Request for Proposal (RFP) from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) for a potential order to supply products and services for the manufacture of 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft, said the BAE Systems statement.
Earlier, BAE contracted the sale of 66 Hawk trainers in 2004 and 57 additional Hawk trainers in 2010. If the latest order is contracted, the total numbers of Hawk trainers supplied to India would be 143. The order for the purchase of 57 Hawk aircraft was signed during the 2010 visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to New Delhi.
The 20 Hawk AJTs will replace the Kiran MkII aircraft with the Indian Air Force, which were grounded last year...............